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Hi - I am going to buy a Duet soon, and I am wondering whether I should run the SqueezeCenter off my main desktop, or whether I should get a dedicated NAS for my music. I don't really need the NAS, since I keep my desktop on all day during waking hours. However, I don't want the software bogging down my computer. I have 2 GB RAM but I do a good amount of Photoshop CS3, HD video editing, stuff like that. Will SqueezeCenter slow down my PC enough that I should consider running the program on a NAS for that reason alone? Am I correct that running SqueezeCenter on a ReadyNAS Duo, for instance, would avoid taking up resources on the desktop PC?
If you have a fast PC there is no reason why you can't run SqueezeCenter on you desktop machine. I like the idea of not having my PC on all the time. On the weekends I don't turn my PC on at all. I use a small low power PC running VortexBox to server up my files. This machine also doubles as a file server. I have my music files on my PC as well for backup and I have most of my documents on the VortexBox.
As an added advantage the VortexBox auto rips the CDs so I don't have to deal with that. Even the kids can do it if they get a new CD. I will always have a NAS/music server running for convince. But you don't "need" one.
>Will SqueezeCenter slow down my PC<
No. The only time the SqueezeCenter will take any noticable resource is when the scanner runs, which you've got complete control over.
I have SqueezeCenter on a 2GB PC and CS3 runs fine.
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